$23 for a marine-mammal adoption kit ($45 value)
- Patient story and medical history of a sea lion
- 5”x7” photo of the animal
- Plush sea-lion toy
- Personalized certificate of adoption
Through symbolic animal adoptions such as this one, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center generates proceeds that go toward rescuing and rehabilitating marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales before they are returned to the wild.
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center offers its visitors the chance to add a sea lion to their family trees. Through symbolic adoptions, the non-profit organization funds its mission to locate, rehabilitate, and release injured marine mammals—including seals, sea lions, and dolphins—back home in the wild. After admitting one of these animal patients, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center's animal-care director and a veterinary medical director can administer antibiotics, nurse mammals back to health or go through treatment plans for various diseases and illnesses. Aside from adoptions, the center educates the public about these efforts through programs such as field trips and day camps for kids.